Bayle Museum loans WWI artefacts to Our Lady & St Peters

Children at Our Lady and St Peter RC Primary Academy have recently been taking part in lessons on the subject of WWI.  The Bayle Museum provided a loan box consisting of several original artefacts and a selection of replica items to enhance the lessons.  The school were also given an information pack detailing the history of two local servicemen, Major J. B. Purvis and Pte Herbert Vere Weissenborn, whose service medals are now within the Bayle Museum Collection.

Class Teacher, Rebecca Hilman said, “The children were thoroughly absorbed in their lesson. You had clearly put a lot of care and thought into curating our request and the personal items were excellent.”

Photo supplied by, and published with kind permission from, Our Lady and St Peter RC Primary Academy.

Burlington Junior School Given Funding

The Lords Feoffees have given funding to Burlington Junior School for the purchase of a 75″ interactive mobile TV.  The TV will be used for teaching and assemblies.

Photograph provided by and used with kind permission from the school.

Scholarship Student, Katalina Leighfield, graduates with a 2:1

Congratulations to Lords Feoffees scholarship recipient, Katalina Leighfield, who has graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University with a 2:1 in psychology.


“In September of 2018 I had the great opportunity to attend Canterbury Christ Church University to study Psychology, 3 years later I have graduated with a 2:1. I never saw university in my future, never mind achieving the grade I did. I’m not going to lie, University is hard, but being awarded the scholarship by Lord Feoffees helped me in more ways than one. I was able to attend university knowing that I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to afford the resources I needed. I enjoyed my time at university because I was able to thrive in my studies and be comfortable without worrying about how I was going to afford life at university: Lord Feoffees offered me security in that.”  Katalina Leighfield, July 2021.

Applications are open until 30 July 2021 to be considered for a Lords Feoffees Scholarship of up to £1,200 per year.

Photograph provided by Katalina Leighfield and published with her kind permission.

ArtWaves Festival – Visual Art Trail

One of the 22 birds forming ArtWaves Festival’s Visual Art Trail is currently on display in the window of 10a Manor Street.  Following the trail, the birds are being auctioned with the proceeds supporting further art projects.

For more information about the art trail and how to take part click here to visit the ArtWaves website.

In Memory of Mr Brian Towse

The Lords Feoffees wish to convey our sincere thanks for the donation of £1,004 received for the Bayle Museum in memory of Mr Brian Towse.

The medals of Sergeant Joseph Sidney Towse, grandfather of Mr Brian Towse, are on display in the Bayle Museum’s Military Room as part of a permanent collection honouring the service of local military personnel.

Mr Brian Towse – photo provided by Mr M. Cascarino

Sergeant Joseph Sidney Towse – The Bayle Museum

The generous donation received in Mr Towse’s memory will go towards the upkeep of the Bayle, a grade I listed monastic gatehouse, and ensure that the Bayle Museum can continue to preserve Bridlington’s history and make Bridlington’s history accessible for generations to come.


The Lords Feoffees Unveil Housing Development

The Lords Feoffees new residential development is featured in the October 2019 issue of the Bridlington Echo.

Read Simon Kench’s full article online here on the Echo’s website.

The Lords Feoffees have built a new development of residential properties. The project has been the largest modern development the Lords Feoffees have undertaken and was executed with construction professionals from Maltech (UK) Ltd and Geo Houlton & Sons Ltd.

The new cul-de-sac, named Dairy Close, is situated off Scarborough Road on the site of the old Northern Dairies. The development of eight properties consists of four 2-bedroom semi-detached dormer cottages and four 2-bedroom semi-detached bungalows. Each property includes private parking and a private rear garden.

The Lords Feoffees are proud to continue to offer quality rental accommodation to the people of Bridlington and are pleased to welcome our new tenants to Dairy Close.


Scholarship Student, Ruby, Graduates with First Class Honours

Lords Feoffees scholarship recipient, Ruby Walker, has graduated from the University of Oxford with a first class honours degree in history.

“I would like to thank the Lords Feoffees for offering such a generous scholarship to students from Bridlington. The money that I received from the grant was put to use to purchase a laptop, books for my course, and to help with the general costs associated with moving to university. The scholarship was straightforward to apply for, and undoubtedly made the transition from school student to undergraduate that bit easier. Altogether a great opportunity for hardworking students; I would thoroughly recommend applying.” Ruby Walker, August 2019

The Lords Feoffees are proud to help many hardworking Bridlington students, like Ruby, reach their academic potential.  Shortlisting for the 2019 scholarships is currently underway and applications for 2020 will open in the spring.  For more information regarding the Lords Feoffees scholarship click here.

Photograph provided by Ruby Walker and published with her kind permission.

Local Artwork on Display at 39-43 King Street

Local artwork now on display at 39-43 King Street courtesy of the Lords Feoffees.

Art student Amanda Harvey, pictured, (with deputy mayor, Cllr Jackie Foster, Principal Mike Welsh & tutor Joy Verda) was exhibiting one of many standout pieces as part of the final year of her level 3 art course and hopes to progress to a HNC in September.

Mandy is a student at East Riding College and has just achieved DD*D* on an Art & Design Extended Diploma Course.

My final major piece of work was the dress, which took 170 hours to complete in total.  It was a huge amount of work.  It is looking at art history from old to new, is made of an old, water-damaged book and is even wearable!  I wanted to highlight the relevance of art history to young people and designers/artists today.”

Picture by Simon Kench/ Bridlington Echo. To enquire about Art & Design Courses at East Riding College call 03451200044 or email  To enquire about renting 39-43 King Street contact the Lords Feoffees office on 01262 674308.

Burlington Infant School Given Funding

The Lords Feoffees have given funding to Burlington Infant School towards the redevelopment of their courtyard area.

The official opening ceremony of the completed courtyard took place earlier this month and representatives from the Lords Feoffees were pleased to attend.

Photograph above used with kind permission from John Edwards at the Bridlington Free Press.

The story is also featured online in the Echo, click here to read more.  Photograph below used with kind permission from Simon Kench at the Bridlington Echo.